Gambling, Guns, Tax Cuts and More Facing Florida Lawmakers

Florida lawmakers are about to begin their 2016 session and are hoping to avoid the chaos of 2015, when the House and Senate had a hard time agreeing on anything.

House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner say they'll put last year behind them when the session opens Tuesday and hope the Republican-led chambers work more cooperatively together.

Some of the first issues to be addressed will be issues that failed last year, like a massive water protection plan and bills aimed at helping the developmentally disabled.

Lawmakers will also consider expanding gun rights, approving a gambling agreement between Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe, tax cuts and regulating fracking, a form of oil and gas drilling opponents say would put groundwater at risk.

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